80% of Canadians plan to get COVID-19 vaccine, but safety fears causing hesitancy: poll

More Canadians than ever say they intend to get vaccinated against COVID-19, a new poll suggests while fear about vaccine safety is the main driver of hesitancy to get an … Read More

Canada to get 1 million Pfizer vaccine doses this week as COVID-19 soars across country

The recent flood of COVID-19 vaccine doses into Canada is expected to wane this week, with a little more than one million shots scheduled for delivery over the next seven … Read More

Canada to get nearly 2M vaccines this week as pandemic’s 3rd wave swells

OTTAWA – The federal government is expecting Moderna to make good this week on a previously promised batch of 855,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses that were expected last week. Read more: … Read More

Canada’s oil sands need workers, but face complications due to COVID-19 surge

Canada’s oil sands are entering their busiest season for annual maintenance, bringing thousands of extra workers onto sites, but union officials say many members are reluctant to travel as a … Read More

COVID-19 has changed. Should our outdoor behaviour shift too?

With new, more contagious COVID-19 variants circulating across the country, health officials are warning Canadians to stay vigilant, keep their distance and wear a mask. But what about gathering outside? … Read More

Will the more deadly COVID-19 variants ruin our summer? Here’s what experts are saying

The weather is warming, the days are getting longer and many Canadians may be feeling the urge to enjoy the outdoors after a winter cooped up amid the coronavirus pandemic … Read More

More than 2M vaccine doses heading to Canada this week as COVID-19 variants spread

More than two million doses of vaccines are set to arrive in Canada this week as the country scrambles to contain the wildfire spread of more contagious variants of the … Read More

Making Easter plans? Here’s what happened to COVID-19 cases after past holidays

As coronavirus cases and hospitalizations spike across the country, officials are urging Canadians to rethink their spring holiday plans this year — such as Easter and Ramadan. Many provinces are … Read More

Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 shot set to soon arrive in Canada. Here’s what we know

Canada will soon add another COVID-19 vaccine to its supply, with procurement minister Anita Anand announcing this week that initial shipments of Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose jab are to arrive … Read More

Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine will soon arrive in Canada. Here’s what we know

Canada will soon add another COVID-19 vaccine to its supply, with procurement minister Anita Anand announcing this week that initial shipments of Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose jab are to arrive … Read More

Canadians need better messaging about low outdoor COVID-19 risk: experts

Images of friends sitting spaced out on a backyard patio table, or chatting on opposite ends of a park bench are part of a new COVID-19 ad campaign from Britain’s … Read More

Animals likely source of COVID-19, WHO investigation says

A joint WHO-China study on the origins of COVID-19 says that transmission of the virus from bats to humans through another animal is the most likely scenario and that a … Read More

Canada adds 4,428 new COVID-19 cases as Tam urges ‘stronger’ measures against virus

Canada’s chief public health officer warned Saturday that current health orders are not enough to stop rapid growth of COVID-19, as provinces push ahead with plans to reopen their economies. … Read More

Undocumented workers in Canada fear deportation if they get COVID-19 vaccine: advocates

Undocumented workers in Canada fear that getting vaccinated could mean being arrested if someone reports them to police or immigration authorities because of their lack of proper identification, say advocates. … Read More

How this Colombian town has kept COVID-19 rates at zero

CAMPOHERMOSO, Colombia — When customers enter his hardware store Nelson Avila asks them to wear a mask and wash their hands. He sprays alcohol over the bills and coins they … Read More

More Canadians eligible for COVID-19 shots as provinces ramp-up efforts

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted March 22, 2021 7:49 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Several provinces are redoubling COVID-19 … Read More

Air travel to Canada drops a month after feds implement COVID-19 quarantine hotels

Nearly a month after Canada imposed more stringent COVID-19 travel rules for those returning to Canada, the number of people flying into the country has dropped by almost 55 per … Read More

A year into the pandemic, mental health workers face burnout and soaring demands

One year into the coronavirus pandemic, psychotherapist Jane Alway says she — like so many others — has had to adapt to finding creative ways to work in these unprecedented … Read More

6 in 10 Canadians believe teachers deserve higher pay during COVID-19: Ipsos

Six out of 10 Canadians (58 per cent) believe teachers deserve higher pay during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to exclusive Ipsos polling done for Global News. Nineteen per cent of … Read More

One year into COVID-19, a look at when and where the next pandemic could emerge

As the world continues to grapple with the novel coronavirus that has upended life as we know it, experts say this is not the last pandemic we will see. But … Read More

Senior Canadian scientists question government plans to delay 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccine

A joint letter from senior scientists from a number of major health institutions is raising questions about a plan to delay second doses of COVID-19 vaccinations by four months. A … Read More

COVID-19 lockdowns or spring break: provinces split on next steps against pandemic

Canada’s COVID-19 hotspots showed diverging approaches to handling the crisis on Sunday, as Ontario and Prince Edward Island prepared for new lockdowns while Quebec entered a week of spring break … Read More

Canada adds 2,300 new COVID-19 cases as provinces split on next steps against pandemic

Canada’s COVID-19 hotspots showed diverging approaches to handling the crisis on Sunday, as Ontario and Prince Edward Island prepared for new lockdowns while Quebec entered a week of spring break … Read More

Health officials urge COVID-19 restrictions to be maintained as variant cases mount

Public health officials have identified upwards of 700 cases of contagious COVID-19 variants across Canada, the nation’s top doctor said Saturday, a finding she said lends new urgency to her … Read More

COVID-19 emergency benefits including CRB, sickness benefit, to be extended: Trudeau

The federal government is extending many of its emergency COVID-19 benefits as the pandemic rages on, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday. Sickness benefits, caregiving benefits and the Canada Recovery … Read More

Here’s why some coronavirus vaccine suppliers say they aren’t selling to provinces

Some of the biggest coronavirus vaccine manufacturers say they are not selling shots to provincial governments because they only want to deal with one contract per country at a time. … Read More

Canada adds over 1K new coronavirus cases, 18 new deaths on holiday Monday

Canada added 1,157 new cases of the novel coronavirus and 18 new fatalities, as Canadians across much of the country celebrated Family Day on Monday. The new cases bring the … Read More

‘I’m not afraid of COVID’: Why some Canadians choose to travel abroad amid a pandemic

Despite countless travel warnings from health and government officials, Canadians are still jet-setting across the world during a deadly pandemic. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday announced new travel restrictions … Read More

Health Canada to decide on AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in ‘coming days’

On the heels of approval by European regulators, Health Canada said it expects a decision on AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine “in the coming days.” Read more: Travellers to pay ‘more than … Read More

WATCH: B.C.’s coronavirus update with Dr. Bonnie Henry, Jan. 29

Health officials are providing updates on the coronavirus in B.C. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix will hold press conferences as part of efforts to … Read More

As Ottawa mulls more travel restrictions, CBSA has turned away more than 30K at border

The Canada Border Services Agency says it has so far turned away more than 30,000 foreign nationals trying to enter the country during the coronavirus pandemic. It comes as the … Read More

Experts say COVID-19 exposed fault lines in Canada. Here’s 5 big lessons we can learn

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Canadian Press interviewed a group of leading Canadian experts in disease control and epidemiology and asked them what should be done to reduce … Read More

One year since Canada’s 1st COVID-19 case. Here’s how daily life has changed for some

On January 25th, 2020, Canadians were still living their lives like they always had: commuting to the office, visiting friends, dining out, hugging loved ones, vacationing. But the announcement that … Read More

Coronavirus: Canada marks over 19,000 COVID-19 deaths

Novel coronavirus-related deaths in Canada have now surpassed 19,000. The grim milestone was reached after provincial health authorities reported an increase of 120 COVID-19 fatalities Sunday. Another 4,852 cases of … Read More

Tokyo Olympics organizers, Japanese government deny report Games will be cancelled

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, local organizers and the Japanese government are pushing back against reports that the postponed Tokyo Olympics will be cancelled. Now set to open July … Read More

Provinces should set targets for giving prison inmates coronavirus vaccine: advocates

A director at the Canadian Civil Liberties Association believes provinces should set targets for vaccinating inmates in provincial jails — something half of jurisdictions have yet to do. The Correctional … Read More

Community spread of new COVID-19 variants may be happening in Canada: Tam

Community transmission of the highly infectious new variants of the coronavirus may already be happening in Canada. In a statement issued on Wednesday, Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam … Read More

The coronavirus is becoming more genetically diverse, leaving experts worried

The race against the virus that causes COVID-19 has taken a new turn: Mutations are rapidly popping up, and the longer it takes to vaccinate people, the more likely it … Read More

How well has Canada fought the COVID-19 pandemic? 3 experts weigh in

As new cases of COVID-19 surge across Canada, the federal government and the provinces have been imposing stricter measures to try to limit the illness’s spread. The Canadian Press interviewed … Read More

New Jersey allows smokers to get early coronavirus vaccine. Here’s why 

New Jersey this week made millions of people eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine, including smokers, a move that prompted gripes about them skipping to the front of the inoculation … Read More

‘There’s so much pain’: Art shows mental toll COVID-19 taking on youth, expert says

A collection of children’s drawings made during the pandemic illustrates the mental toll it’s taking on Canadian youth, says the researcher behind a project analyzing their artwork. Many of the … Read More

Canadian doctors call for more transparency about coronavirus vaccine rollout

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 14, 2021 9:00 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The professional group for emergency … Read More

WHO team arrives in Wuhan. Here’s what the probe into COVID-19’s origins involves

The WHO team of international researchers that arrived in the central Chinese city of Wuhan on Thursday hopes to find clues to the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic. The visit … Read More

When is it my turn? A coast-to-coast look at COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Thursday will mark one month since the first coronavirus vaccinations were administered in Canada, but it will likely be several more months until the majority of Canadians have received their … Read More

Lockdowns, curfew, stay-at-home order: What’s next in Canada’s COVID-19 fight?

Provinces across Canada have implemented strict lockdowns in order to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Quebec has implemented curfews, Ontario has issued a stay-at-home order and a few … Read More

Lack of sick leave fueling coronavirus transmission in Canada: advocates 

As Canadian provinces struggle to contain rising COVID-19 infections, a lack of adequate paid sick leave for front-line workers is fueling transmission, doctors and advocates say. While political leaders and … Read More

Canada begins vaccinating inmates in federal prisons with no active coronavirus cases

The first 40 federal inmates to be vaccinated against the novel coronavirus in Canada were given their inoculations inside facilities without any active cases, Global News has learned. That’s despite … Read More

No serious side-effects from COVID-19 vaccines so far, Health Canada says

Health Canada has no reports of unexpected side-effects from patients vaccinated against COVID-19 thus far. “There haven’t been any serious adverse events, or even the mild and moderate adverse events, … Read More

Watch live as federal officials discuss COVID-19, vaccine rollout in Canada

As Canada sinks further into a winter of rising COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths, the speed and efficiency of vaccinations are top of mind. According to many, it’s not happening … Read More

Watch live as Trudeau, officials discuss COVID-19 and vaccine rollout

As Canada sinks further into a winter of rising COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths, the speed and efficiency of vaccinations are top of mind. According to many, it’s not happening … Read More

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